I had so many plans for The First Annual Worley Olympics, but as usual life gets in the way and I was only able to complete a handful of them. The end result however was accomplished. My family is living a healthier, more active lifestyle and my boys have a better understanding of the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve your goals. You would think they would already have at least a small grasp of this concept living with a Dad who runs likes the wind, or a Mom who is kicking an illness in the hiney, but I’m still glad I was able to convey this lesson through our Worley Olympics.
We started the Worley Olympics with preparation day which you can read about here: http://ourstoryoursong.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/gearing-up-for-the-olympics/
After enjoying the opening ceremonies the weekend was fun packed with the Circus:
Regular Church activities and a Lowe’s Build and Grow clinic at Lowes completed the adventure.
The week was short with two playdates and then a trip to family reunion, so conversations about the Olympics were thrown in and scattered. Oh yeah, and there was that little thing we started called Homeschool right after we returned from Family Reunion. With that brief synopsis of life in the Worley World, here are some of the fun things we did do for the Olympics! We are looking forward to MORE fun for the Winter Olympics next year.
We took one night and went out to the track for the final competition of the Worley Summer Olympics.
We really had a blast having our Worley Olympics and I’m confident this is a tradition that will continue in our family. It was the boys first real time to focus on sports and what it takes to be a serious athlete. We were also able to teach a hands on lesson in how to be a good sport AND be ok with losing sometimes. Of course being the head teacher of Worley Academy I had an entire lesson plan of the human body prepared to go with this. The boys found it fascinating to feel their hearts at different points in exercise. Because our Papa died of a heart attack, Samuel really took all this information serious. This week also restarted our “Black List” of food items where the boys began reading labels and voluntarily adding un-healthy items to the list of foods we chose not to put in our bodies. The figured out quickly what a sugar crash felt like and they grasped the importance of hydration. I know these are lessons that will have to be learned over and over, but I’d say we’re off to a pretty good start.